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Back to cars: Public transport expected to take post-pandemic beating – The Age

Victoria’s public transport will lose 114 million yearly trips post-pandemic, and city roads face worsening congestion as infection-wary commuters desert the network in favour of their cars.

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The Department of Transport is considering expert warnings that rail will be hardest hit once the virus subsides, with usage to return to just 70 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
Metro’s Hong Kong parent company, MTR Corporation, is reporting that a $HK70 million ($12.5 million) loss across its international subsidiaries in the first half of 2020 is “mainly due” to the dramatic dive in patronage and revenue on Melbourne’s suburban railway.
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